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Monday, February 12


Founders Panel: Disruptive Education Models for Tech Workforce Initiatives
How is Tampa Bay adressing the tech talent gap in Tampa Bay and the need for this workforce? Hear from founders about why this type of disruptive educational model works and the need for these workforce initiative programs in our ecosystem. What's in it for your community and why have these founders chosen specific cities to launch this education?

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Jennifer Whelihan

Economic Development Manager, Hillsborough County
Jennifer Whelihan, Economic Development and Communication Professional with over 18 years experience, is known for her expertise in business consulting and entrepreneurship, as well as her diverse work in new media, and public, community and government relations. Her exceptional background... Read More →

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Daniel Fogarty

Director of Growth, LaunchCode
After graduating college Daniel went straight into the finance world working on consumer facing technology, where he led projects to increase and improve the use of technology to reach and serve the younger customers. In late 2013 Daniel moved to St. Louis to work at a newly formed... Read More →
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Adam Sheffied

Campus Director, Secure Set
Campus Director, SecureSet TampaPresident & Founding Member, cYborCreator of Opportunities, Third Wave ConsultingAdam believes in challenging the status quo. Adam oversees all aspects ofoperation at SecureSet Academy’s Tampa Campus, a disruptive educationalinstitution focused on... Read More →
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Toni Warren

President, Suncoast Developers Guild
Toni was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, and lives in Florida, where she learned to love the southeast, sunny weather, and Chihuahuas. After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, she began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch... Read More →

Monday February 12, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Tuesday, February 13


Coding for Entrepreneurs: Does learning to code help build your startup? Powered by Hivelocity
Hear from four Tampa Bay developers who are also entrepreneurs working in Florida startups. Each of them chose to invest in themselves (and their companies) and learn to code but aren't full-time developers. So why did they choose to learn to code for the startup world?

Some of the discussion points will be around:
- Did you consider outsourcing your tech needs?
- What were some of the challenges before, during and after learning to code?
- How how has code education helped your startup?
- Why did you choose to attend an in-person code school?

Panel members each attended code schools to learn web development.
Rachel - Fullstack Academy, Chicago
Adam - The Iron Yard, Orlando
Mark - The Iron Yard, Tampa Bay
Shuchi - Code Institute, Gainesville 
Stefani - Tech Talent South, Atlanta

The session will be moderated by Gavin Stark, CTO of Suncoast Developers Guild, a local tech ed startup. 

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Gavin Stark

CTO, Suncoast Developers Guild
Gavin is a native of Florida and currently resides in St. Petersburg. Fearful he would someday melt under the Florida sun, Gavin took a break from the Sunshine State and studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona... Read More →

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Rachel Carpenter

Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding partner of Intrinio, a disruptive financial data marketplace launched in 2015. Based in the company’s Florida office, Rachel has overall responsibility for Intrinio including driving its strategy and position for long term growth... Read More →
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Adam Jahr

Adam Jahr serves as Senior Producer at Code Pop, managing the production of digital learning content for software developers. He previously managed operations and student success at The Iron Yard Orlando, and served as their associate instructor.
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Stefanie Jewett

Founder + CEO, Activvely
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Mark Lombardi-Nelson

Mark is a Tampa Bay native with an intrinsic desire to give to his community and make a focused impact in every part of life. He's obsessively ambitious, always looking to do the right things for his customers, community, and family. He is an owner of Shoot To Thrill Media (a company... Read More →
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Shuchi Vyas

Shuchi is the Founder of GuestBox, an idea she had as an Airbnb host in NYC and now aims to enhance the way hosts welcome their guests. Shuchi's career spans over 10 years in communications, partnership building, and management. Shuchi started out as as a business journalist in Mumbai... Read More →

Tuesday February 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Redeemer 1602 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602